For what it’s worth: the blog and I are not dead yet [long live blog]. There’s been no particular reason for the inactivity, and now no particular reason for its resurrection. Probably how Frankenstein felt.
I picked up Hits1 in 2014 as I exited a graduate program in Philosophy, hoping for a real job. I took me the better part of 2015 to score one, and score is a funny verb when even saying “World, one jillion, Sophia, love,” is too poetic for the actual situation, you have to enunciate zero, “Sophia, zero.” I work as a facilities customer service representative for a large banking conglomerate: every little girl’s dream. Probably I won’t ever talk about that again, as it seems, well, professionally suicidal, but largely my life has been commuting to that gig, working that gig, then collapsing at home and watching something on Netflix I’ve already seen so that I can trust that something pleasant will happen that day. Somehow that has carried on into the end of 2016.
Though there are bright spots.
See this Instagram photo by @raygunsue * 7 likes
See this Instagram photo by @raygunsue
I adopted Willa and Sherman from a rabbit rescue. They spend their days destroying furniture and looking at me suspiciously.
I hope you will be hearing from me soon. I aim to write a bit more. Surely that’s how one hopes, right? Just let me write a little bit more.2
Thank you, to the stranger who reached out.
- Is it pretentious to italicize one’s own blog? Is it pretentious to use the phrase “one’s own blog”? Would it be worse to call it a blog of one’s own? Are footnotes pretentious by their very nature, making this litany of self aware questions …. moot? ↩
- OMG. I think Hacksaw Ridge previews have leaked into my brain, and thereby this entry. ↩